1. ITV Report

Wales' last chance to salvage tour

Wales caretaker coach Rob Howley directs players during training in Sydney Photo: AP/Rob Griffith

Wales are hoping to grab a last-minute win in Sydney tomorrow morning when they face Australia in the third and final match of their summer tour.

Two narrow defeats, 27-19 in Brisbane and 25-23 last week in Melbourne, have seen the Wales team frustrated that they haven't been able to clinch their first win on Australian soil since 1969.

Caretaker coach Rob Howley has emphasised the need for clinical defence tomorrow morning, after a late penalty in Melbourne cost Wales the game.

Despite some criticism of Rhys Priestland's decision to kick the ball upfield with just seconds left on the clock, and of Wales' performance at the line out, Howley has named an unchanged starting line-up for tomorrow morning's early kick-off (6am BST).

A win would cement their new ranking of fourth in the world, but more importantly would give a massive boost of confidence to the Grand-Slam winning side that they really are moving in the right direction before the summer break.

Wales: L Halfpenny; A Cuthbert, J Davies, A Beck, G North; R Priestland, M Phillips; G Jenkins, M Rees, A Jones, B Davies, A-W Jones, D Lydiate, S Warburton (captain), R Jones. Replacements: K Owens, P James, L Charteris, J Tipuric, R Webb, J Hook, S Williams.

Australia: K Beale; A Ashley-Cooper, R Horne, P McCabe, D Ioane; B Barnes, W Genia; B Robinson, T Polota Nau, S Kepu, S Timani, N Sharpe, S Higginbotham, D Pocock (capt), W Palu. Replacements: S Moore, B Alexander, R Simmons, D Dennis, M Hooper, N White, A Fainga'a.